Established in 2008 by David and Serenella Ciclitira, the Global Eye Programme is an initiative that nurtures artistic talent.

The programme aims to develop arts infrastructure in territories where this is lacking, in order to provide artists with the platforms, support and recognition they need to develop their careers.

It works to build networks and opportunities for artists and galleries through strategic partnerships and a variety of platforms.

Chris Fallows

In 2020 The Global Eye Award returned with a grand prize of a solo booth at the 2021 START Art Fair in London on offer. The judges chose South African photographer Chris Fallows as the winner. Fallows’ work represents authenticity, intimacy and emotion. The engaging manner in which he photographs his wild subjects bears testimony to the decades he has spent in some of the world’s remotest regions uniquely working in all three realms of Ocean, Air and Earth. Fallows’ work has appeared in more than 60 international documentaries with the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channel. In December BBC Culture’s Kelly Grovier picked Chris Fallows’ photograph of a breaching great white shark as one of the iconic images of 2020.